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      Andy Chapman

      Cool Did You Know

      Fresh eggs sink in water, stale ones won't.

      Can't remember if an egg is fresh or hard boiled? Just spin the egg. If it wobbles, it's raw. If it spins easily, it's hard boiled. A fresh egg will sink in water, a stale one will float.

      Eggs contain all the essential protein, minerals and vitamins, except Vitamin C. But egg yolks are one of few foods that naturally contain Vitamin D.

      The colour of the egg shell is not related to quality, nutrients, flavour, or cooking characteristics. White shelled eggs are produced by hens with white feathers and white ear lobes. Brown shelled eggs are produced by hens with red feathers and red ear lobes. Brown egg layers usually are slightly larger and require more food, thus brown eggs usually cost more than white eggs.

      China produces most eggs, at about 160 billion per year. In the US, about 260 million hens produce more than 65 billion eggs per year. A hen can lay about 250 eggs per year.

      An egg shell has as many as 17,000 pores over its surface.

      There are 150 species of chicken.

      Chicken are descendants of the red jungle fowl (gallus gallus spadiceus) that lives in Asia.

      The chicken is one of the first domestic animals, appearing in China around 1400 BC.....

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      Hi Andy

      As per usual Eggtsremley informative information!

    4. #3
      Andy Chapman


      .... Thanks Phil

      Did you know your nose and ears never stop growing ?

      Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying. ?

      It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. ?


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      Andy Chapman


      Only one of Seven Wonders of the World survives

      The Great Pyramid of Giza is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the World that still survives. Can you name the other six?

      They are:

      1) The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, which were built on the banks of the Euphrates river by King Nebuchadnezzar II.

      2) The gigantic gold statue of Zeus was built by the sculptor Pheidias at Olympia.

      3) The temple of Artemis was erected in the Asia Minor city of Ephesus in honour of the Greek goddess of hunting and wild nature.

      4) The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus was a huge tomb constructed for King Maussollos, Persian satrap of Caria.

      5) The Colossus of Rhodes was a massive statue erected by the Greeks in honour of Helios the sun-god.

      6) The Lighthouse of Alexandria was built by the Ptolemies on the island of Pharos.

      The Great Pyramid of Giza was built near the ancient city of Memphis for Pharaoh Khufu in the period of the Fourth Dynasty, between 2613 and 2494BC. The Greeks refered to it as the Pyramid of Cheops. A true wonder, it is immense: according to Mysteries of the Unknown, it covers a ground area of 13.1 acres (32,4 hectares), composed of some 2.3 million limestone blocks average two-and-a-half tonnes each, enough stone to build a wall of foot-square cubes two-thirds around the globe at the equator, a distance of 16,600 miles (26 500km).

      The oldest statue in the world is the Great Sphinx of Egypt. Carved out of limestone, it stands 19,8 metres (65 ft) high and is 73 metres (240 ft) long.

      Modern Wonders
      A list of the seven wonders of the modern world was compiled after World War One (after 1918). The motorcar was omitted from the list, instead naming: (1) the radio; (2) the telephone; (3) the aeroplane; (4) radium; (5) anaesthetics and antitoxins; (6) spectrum analysis; and (7) X rays. An updated list undoubtedly will include the car, television, computer, nuclear energy and nanotechnology.

      New Seven Wonders
      At a decleration on 07/07/07 in Lisbon, Portugal, after worldwide online polling, SMS and telephone voting the New Seven Wonders were declared as being:

      1) The Great Wall, China

      2) Petra, Jordan

      3) Christ Redeemer, Brazil

      4) Machu Picchu, Peru

      5) Chichén Itzá, Mexico

      6) The Roman Colloseum, Italy

      7) The Taj Mahal, India

    6. #5
      Andy Chapman
      Nice ones Sheena thanks for contributing

      Andy xx

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      Andy Chapman
      Your heart beats 101,000 times a day. During your lifetime it will beat about 3 billion times and pump about 400 million litres (800 million pints) of blood.

      Makes you want to take a deep breath doesn't it lol.

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      Andy Chapman


      Ahhhhhhh Sheena, i think your all heart
      ooops hope Phils not about

      More tomorrow Sheena.

      Andy xx

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      Andy Chapman



      Gregory Dunham (USA) has constructed a rideable motorcycle that is 3.429 m (11 ft 3 in) tall to the top of handlebars, 6.187 m (20 ft 4 in) long and weighs 2.948 tonnes (6,500 lb). It is powered by a 8.2 litre (502 cu in) V8 engine and has tyres that are 1.88 m (74 in) tall.

      Picture can be seen here.

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      Andy Chapman
      The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!

      The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds

      Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness. She declared
      that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not.

      Slugs have 4 noses.

      Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue.

      A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!

      A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!

      The average person laughs 10 times a day!

      An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

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      Andy Chapman


      The coloured part of the eye is called the iris. Behind the iris is the soft, rubbery lens which focuses the light on to a layer, called the retina, in the back of the eye. The retina contains about 125 million rods and 7 million cones. The rods pick up shades of grey and help us see in dim light. The cones work best in bright light to pick up colours.

      We actually do not see with our eyes - we see with our brains. The eyes basically are the cameras of the brain. One-quarter of the brain is used to control the eyes.


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